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's analysis. labor big boss says the election season features sometimes a delusional president. if you think our president has problems check out his counterpart in iran. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. we begin with washington's version of the irresistible force versus the unmovable object. president obama today said there will be no agreement on the debt ceiling if republicans don't budge on taxes. house speaker john boehner responded by saying that the house cannot pass a tax increase. the two sides met for another round of negotiations. white house correspondent mike emanuel has the latest. plus word of something that was apparently on the table for a while. >> trying to reach a grand debt deal, the sources say president obama offered to raise the medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. there was also discussion of moving to actuarial tables deciding age eligibility rather than congress setting it. sources say there was no agreement because it was part of a package deal that mr. obama insisted also include increased tax revenues
're in for another deep rough patch, i think, they are getting very nervous about re-election. and, the big winner out of a grand bargain, would have absolutely been president obama, because, the not only would things have hopefully improved but he also could take credit for making a really big grown-up decision. going forward, though, you know, in two years, or actually, in one year, now, next year, after the election, it is hard for me to see how republicans will not actually be in a better position, even if they don't win the white house, there is a good chance they'll win the senate and almost certainly still control the house and i think republicans will be in a tremendously strong position, to get the kind of deal that speaker boehner went in there looking for, but clearly was not going to get from the white house. >> jamie: charlie, seems like those dismal job numbers may have changed the imperative for the house white house. how close are both sides to accepting the proposal that vice presidented by eb was able to negotiate and is that all we need? will it get us where we need to be with r
called worse. could we have a deal? welcome everyone, we're here on sunday because it could be a big day for our whole entire country. >> and the news is whether we've got a deal or not. shortly after ten o'clock last night. harry reid said you know, i was going to have everybody show up in the mid feel the night and take a vote at 1 a.m. and he received word from the white house that apparently, the white house and this really hacks him off, you know, because it kind of bypasses him, and former speaker pelosi, dealing directly with mitch mcconnell, joe biden 6789 it sounds like they've got a deal, and close to a deal and some of of the frame work as well to talk about it. yeah, it looks like it's been going back and forth and take a look, it looks like debt ceiling increase, 1.2 trillion to 2.4 last night last through the night and living in my office, as high as 2.8 trillion dollars in debt ceiling increases, spending cuts have to be about the same amount commensurate. >> dollar for dollar. >> at least if not more. >> and guys, there's a little bit of wrangling whether or not that bala
tomorrow night, and that's on big fox. >>shepard: and 23 minutes past 3:00 on wall street, a lot of this is about our debt crisis in the united states and more so in europe where italy has joined "we're in trouble crowd," the markets do not like it and the dow jones industrial average is off considerably 1.4 percent with just about 37 minutes left in the trading day. a major security concern across the river from new york city, at newark, new jersey, at the lebanonty international airport after a crew found a stun gun stuffed in the back pocket of a seat. though discovered the weapon after the jet landed with 96 passengers on the plane were fine and off the plane. and an certify file spokesman says it does not look as if the stun gun was meant to be used in an attack but how did it get past airport security. they were probably very carefully watching out for your 3.2 ounce bottle of conditioner. and now, live from the new york city news room. what are the authorities saying? >>guest: a remarkable story. and the f.b.i. leading the investigation into what does appear to be a fully
't get licensing for all sorts of things like fishing and what not be, and it's a big recreational state. it cost the state millions in be lost revenue from lottery sales, tax audits, park fees and licensing fees, so on and so forth, but now they can go ahead. some state officials now saying, though, it may take some time to get programs back up and running so they can be moneymakers again for the state. and those 22,000 state employees can go back to work, but it's kind of a phase-in situation. so the big headline in all of this is the longest-running state shutdown in a decade in this country now has come to a close with the governor making an agreement with leading republicans in the state of minnesota. now back to you guys. jenna: hi, everybody, so glad you're joining us today, i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott. we are here in the fox newsroom and "happening now," brand new numbers in the race for the white house. "the wall street journal" poll shows tea party favorite michele bachmann is surging. jenna: she's not the national leader, though, that title goes to mitt romney. jon:
would the president come out today and hold this news conference if he didn't have something big to announce? >> reporter: well, i think it may be a matter of using the bully pulpit of the presidency of the united states, essentially putting publish pressure on lawmakers so come back to the bargaining table with some serious ideas that they're willing to give a bit to find a deal. and so it's the president being able to -- the power of the presidency being able to take his case directly to the american public to say here's what i want to do, here's why we have to do it, and here's why we need these other people to get in line or get on board. and so we will see if it helps to make his case or whether it causes the respective constituencies to say well, that's just wrong, we're not going to do that, and whether it, you know, extends the impasse or whether it leads to an ultimate breakthrough. it's not clear at this point. >> and there is the bully pulpit that mike was referring to. mike emanuel, thank you very much, we'll see you after the president speaks. again, we're waiting fo
should be spending time to get americans back to work and fixing the economy. there is a big issue coming up with regards to the debt ceiling. president ought to be in washington meeting with republicans, meeting with democrats. he shouldn't leave that town until he has an understanding of what it's going to take to get this economy going again and deal with the fiscal crisis, but he is here raising money for a campaign. doesn't even have a primary opponent. >> gregg: might gop governors rally around mitt romney. he is lashing out at the current president? >> i think that is possibility. i think what you elude to, governors think that those from their ranks make the best president. you have heard a number of governors yet to endorse that idea they would like to see a governor as the nominee. they would like to see a governor as the next president. i think you have to wait a while until the field narrows or some things become a little clearer. at this point i just don't think there is enough reason for the vast majority of the governors to come together and endorse and pick a candidate. >>
here. and big things to overcome. i'm neil cavuto and it's hot outside and heated inside. two sides are still at a logjam over the basic issues that have sprayed them from very beginning in this debt ceiling debate and whether we extend it and address some of the spending issues that are so inherent and important in this ongoing debate. here is the latest we can tell you. the progressive caucus, 75 members strong in the house of representatives, bernie sanders in the senate, saying that what they are talking about than the deal itself and dead set against approving any middle ground measure approved by republicans and democrats at this juncture. we have senate democrats meeting with this very latest impasse. white house says it's willing to extend the debt deadline by maybe a couple days if necessary if the two sides are close. as we stress, that is not a given right now. the first chance for stock markets comes from few hours, asians open few hours and middle eastern markets, they were find of nonplused by these developments. we have pennsylvania republican pat toomey and there is
. big savings -- it's a good look for you. [ blower whirring ] [blower stops] the safety was off. out there with a better way. now, that's progressive. live at capitol hill, the number of congressmen meeting behind closed doors, many getting whipped by their leadership to vote on this boehner bill. another story. an army soldier who says he was planning another attack on fort hood is in custody in texas, and it appears local law enforcement may have averted a second disaster on the base. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has details. good evening, jennifer. >> good evening, bret. private first class naser abdo had gone awol, applied for and received conscientious objector status, but that status was put on hold when the army found child pornography on his government computer. he was arrested after trying to buy guns and gunpowder from guns galore. according to army sources, abdo bought three boxes of 12-gauge ammunition, a magazine for a springfield nine-millimeter gun, and six canisters of smokeless gunpowder. the gun store owner who tipped the police said he became su
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a big misunderstanding. the 18-year-old placed what was feared to be a bomb near the beam structure in chicago's millennium park. it wasn't a bomb. it was two bricks duct taped together with wires hanging out of it, a prop from a sci-fi costume he wore to a convention. he was charged with disorderly conduct. a scare for defense secretary leon panetta. three rockets slammed into baghdad's green zone on day two of his visit there. the secretary is fine and no one else was hurt. panetta flew to baghdad from afghan t afghanistan and he's meeting with leaders there and meeting with u.s. troops. early wake-up call on the shuttle atlantis. >> ♪ i get knocked down i get back up again i get knocked down i get back up again ♪ >> seems like i just heard it on the radio yesterday. waking up to the song and today they will be supplying a supply module on the outside of the international space station using a robotic arm and they'll prepare for a space walk tomorrow. meantime, nasa keeping a close eye on some space degree that could come dangerously close to the space station. the duke and d
to be factored in as one big lie, the judge disagreed, jon. >> and the state also wants money from casey anthony when this is all over, right? >> hundreds of hundreds of thousands of dollars is my estimate is what could be levied against casey anthony, not only the cost for the six-month investigation, the searching, the following up of leaders, the interviewing, the trying to track down all of these imaginary people, plus the prosecution which has been quite costly over the past 2 1/2 to three years as they had to pay for a lot of lab tests, a lot of investigators, so the judge is going to rule on that financial burden that casey anthony is likely to be levied in about 30 days from now, and for the moment, though, bottom line, casey anthony is heading back to the orange county jail. jon: a lot of people thought the saga could effectively end today. it goes on. phil keating, from orlando, thanks. alisyn: fox news is america's election headquarters, congresswoman michelle bachmann is stepping up her campaign for president, releasing a new television ad in iowa today, the minnesota congresswoman u
cuts. in a big deal, lawmakers may find them worthwhile. state republican leader mitch mcconnell says they all want a deal but they fear a big tax increase. >> bret: the director of the capital of economic advisors will join us in a moment. federal appeals court barred any enforcement on the ban on openly gay service members. the ninth circuit court of appeals in san francisco says the "don't ask, don't tell" policy must be lifted immediately. they repealed it in september but the pentagon is working on the transition. we learned today that the shooter in the fort hood massacre will face death penalty in his court-martial. army sigh control psychiatrist nidal hasan faces charges in the shooting spree at the texas army post. authorities are warning airlines that terrorists may try to con seem explosives within their bodies. we have more on the story we told you about tuesday, about a terror suspect being brought to the u.s. to face criminal charges. national correspondent catherine herridge has defails. >> reporter: this court in southern district of new york is where somali national t
in a picture-taking session before the meeting there was only small talk about the big sand storm in phoenix. colleagues say house speaker john boehner told us later there is an even chance there could be abagreement soon. >> there is substantial belief whatever is going to happen is likely to happen in the next few days. i for one spend wait and see what happens. >> senator blunt concedes that boehner is an optimist and the president admits both sides are far apart. there was ample evidence of that. reports that social security changes were discussed triggered complaint from democrats despite the white house assurance that benefits would not be cut. >> do not consider social security a piggy bank for getting tax cut to the wealthiest people in our country. >> republicans suggested tax savings should be used to other tax cut and not lower the deficit. some are reluctant to raise the debt ceiling. >> none of us want to raise the debt ceiling. up in of us think it's a good idea to spend money we don't have. it's a problem we have been doing it for so long. >> senator paul says the balanced bud
, the big question is whether or not his defense attorneys will actually ask for this case and the charges to be dropped, and what the judge will say about that, or, if there's some other reason for them to meet. you know what, what we're learning is there are details that have come out about the accuser in this case, and her past, that even had the prosecution now asking questions about this woman. questions that this trial could hinge on, because she is their witness. the only way that they can really press sexual assault charges against dominic strauss-kahn is with her testimony, convincingly, so it has been said, by prosecutors up until now. will defense attorneys for dominic strauss-kahn then ask this judge to dismiss the charges based on the fact that the prosecution may or may not have enough evidence to go forward. we're watching this, that meeting is coming up, those manhattan prosecutors and defense lawyers, meeting in an office. as soon as we know what -- what has happened, we'll bring it to tower office. this is big news, this man lost his job behind the sexual assault charges
by your presentation of this award. it is a big surprise. but we should have known couple a months ago, you're getting pretty good at covert op stuff. >> that a reference to the president's decision to okay the covert mission that killed bin laden. gates a soviet affairs expert had a sense of humor, especially but about what he saw as the lack of hugh mimty in washington. >> he called it the last place in the world you could walk down lover lane holding your own hand. field hospitals in afghanistan. to improve survival chances for u.s. troops. gates is upset he's leaving the repeal of don't ask, don't tell to his successor but last not president obama says it's all but a done deal. >> in a matter of weeks, not months, i expect to certify the change in policy and end don't ask, don't tell. >> gates is still defense secretary until tomorrow morning when leon panetta is sworn in. at the pentagon, molly henneberg, fox news. >> bret: eric holder says a criminal investigation is looking into the deaths of two people who died in u.s. custody in iraq and afghanistan. a inquiry in c.i.a. interr
, on a big news day. we welcome you to america's news headquarters and lawmakers are racing against the clock, to finalize the possible deal before a scheduled vote on a democratic senate plan in three hours, and house speaker john boehner says he's hopeful and lawmakers will craft a package that can earn bipartisan support. >> i'm not going to put any deadlines but i think it is clear, should be clear to all of you, that senator mcconnell and i believe that we are going to be able to come to some agreement to end the crisis, as soon as possible. thanks. >> peter doocy live from washington with more, and what do you know about the phones deal. >> reporter: a senior republican leadership source told us what is in the framework of the tentative deal between republicans and the white house and it likes lot like the original boehner plan, but, with the timeline the president wanted. it would take us through 2013 and here's specific, a $3 trillion plan, that would raise the debt ceiling between 2.1 and $2.4 trillion. and cut a trillion dollars in spending right now, and, put together a special com
, in exchange for big, big spending cuts. but, the white house knew that a lot of republicans including speaker john boehner thought it would be irresponsible to not -- raise the debt ceiling and go past the limited and on the other hand, the white house is insisting on a long term deal to get it passed the election, and, republicans know that they cannot reject a deal too, voy default now, just so they can get it passed the election and if there is an actual deal that is -- for 6 months the white house will have to accept it. so, both sides have these weakness in their bargaining positions. >> jamie: byron york of the washington examiner, i know you wrote a great piece on this yesterday and we'll follow your commentary how things are going in washington. thanks for weighing in, today. >> thank you, jamie. >> eric: right now it is ten at night in hong kong and 11:00 at night in tokyo and, in hours when the traders wake up and go to work, what will happen? all eyes are anticipating what could happen when trading beginnings in the asian markets, anxiety of a possible massive sell off is running o
the unfolding of the debt crisis deal. you know, the big difference between campaigning and governing is simple. in a campaign it is your message and platform 100 percent. you frame the entire message and drive the points that you think are important and ignore the things you don't about and understand. the result of the campaign you are elected, you have to shift gear to governing mode. that is like killing a deer in the wood and cooking it in the kitchen. tools that you use to kill the deer are . different than the ones you cook and serve it with. folks have campaigned but can't trannsition from the woods or kitchen n a campaign there is no recognition that the other candidates might have ideas that are better or at least more palatable than your own. it is political suicide to open a campaign debate by saying my opponent has a better idea on improving schools than i do. no, candidates have an answer and a plan to everything. if you don't, you still do. being a candidate is a practice scrimmage. governorship is where everyone is trying to win and no one wants to lose. no one holds the office
big and spends too much and has taken away too much of our liberties. >> sean: why did you get into politics? when did you get involved? >> i got involved in 1998. my husband and i had five biological children also raising 23 foster children. >> sean: what was the most you had in the house at one time? >> we had nine kids in the house. >> sean: we have two kids. 23 foster kids. >> yeah. it was a great thing. we enjoyed doing it. i have a wonderful husband we've been married 33 years. we were doing care. i had been a united states tax litigation attorney. we started our own business. i was home fulltime taking care of these kids. i was surprised what i was seeing coming home in the backpack. we put our kids in private christian school, we home schooled. the state would not allow our foster children to attend private school. >> sean: why? >> it is what the law was. i saw a big different. i thought if anyone needed a leg up it was our foster children. i started getting involved in education reform in 1998. as a result, people urged me to run for the minnesota state senate. i did i
they get a tax-exempt status? >>reporter: that is the big question is. any groups that a right, obviously, to form and criticize fox news. the question is, should that be a taxper, subsidized, tax-exempt deductibl activity. media matters is something called a 501 (c) 3 referring to the section of the code that covers it and deductions to media matters are people getting to take off their taxes as if they gave money to the red cross or salvation army. and media matters is increasingly political in recent years and the founder has formatted what is scale add super pac to raise large amounts of money to defeat republican candidates and there are reports that the white house is in the entirely happy with that because they felt he was more effective attacking fox news at media matters. the question is, should that be subsidized by the federal government. deep deep the deep pockets, obviously, george soros and tell us about his past for those that do not know. >>reporter: he is a billionaire, naturalized american citizen and has in the past been caught up in insider trading activity in jump, an
. that has been the big stumbling block because republicans we're not interested in lacing taxes, no way. it will be interesting to see how they get that back to make those trig teors get all the parties at the table. >> gregg: very busy saturday on capitol hill. >> heather: so the question is what happens if no debt deal is reached. many analysts say we don't know the true effects. it is uncharted territory. here are some possibilities. you will see higher interest rates and pay more immediately on credit card debt. home and car loan rates, those will rise. stock market could plunge costing you dealer. the u.s. dollar would almost certainly plummet on the world market raising the prices that we pay for imported products. we could see a state funding crisis as well if the federal government can't fork over aid to the states they will have to fund their massive budgets and federal funds for student loans would freeze, billions would not be paid. >> gregg: so critics are questioning where the president is in all of this. that was what speaker barren was sailing. president obama urged lawma
, but they are big on talent. back by popular demand, the sleepy band banjo boys. ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckabee. >> thank you. thank you very much. great audience. welcome to huckabee from the fox news studios in new york city. some nut group called freedom from religion has their antenna up because the governor of texas is calling for a day of prayer. now, even though taxpayers aren't paying for any of it, this group is suing to stop it. look, it is one thing to express some cynicism as to whether the timing for a highly publicized prayer event is a precursor to an announcement the governor wants to run for president, but i cannot understand why people who don't even believe in god and hate religion are so afraid of it. if they really think prayer is a worth less and meaning less exercise in futility, then wouldn't they want believers praying more? it would keep them busy doing something harmless instead of going out to the streets scream ling for pedestrians to repent. let's say i plan on messing them up. i will pray for them. they need the prayers, and i need the practice. another s
: well, jon, this plans to be a very, very big day, indeed. one of our producers on the house side was just standing outside a republican caucus meeting, and one of the last things he heard was some voice, he doesn't know who, saying, all right, let's go out there and kick the blank out of them, that after speaker boehner admonished his caucus to get their as in line, rhyming with basses. beginning at 12:30 this afternoon, the first of debates and votes, the first on a rule itself. assuming that passes, it moves on to debate of the boehner bill. what are the chances of passage? we've got a graphic you should keep in mind as you watch the debate this afternoon. there are 240 republicans, boehner needs 217. he can only afford to lose 23, and if it passes the house, it's going to pass by a squeaky, close margin if it does at all. it faces a highly uncertain future in the senate, jon. jon: just for our viewers, well, from the senate what's the latest word? >> reporter: we've heard this so far, that 53 democratic senators have signed a pledge to vote against the boehner bill. here's sen
. >> outside republicans don't get hurt at all. >> bill: i said from the jump the big loser in this whole thing if they get a deal done his image is going to take it. >> is he now streaming himself on dick morris.com. didn't get enough of him tonight. >> every day at lunch get a video. >> bill: fabulous. lawyer range gram on -- laura ingraham on the possibility of a compromise and the branding of norway killer a christian. laura is next. aughter's part fish. but when she got asthma, all i could do was worry ! specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice... and my hands were full. i couldn't sort through it all. with unitedhealthcare, it's different. we have cess to great specialists, and our pediatrician gets all the information. everyone works as a team. and i only need to talk to one person about her care. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. helps defends against occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating. with the strains of good bacteria to help balance your colon. you had me at "probiotic." [ female announ
party on capitol hill and would create potentially a big problem. >> jamie: i believe it hasn't happened since the civil war and it really would be monumental if he did go that way and you talk about what the president needs to understand, and what do you think our viewers need to understand, at this stage? >> well, you know, i could tell you a lot about that but i would tell the viewers, it is not just about mathematics and coming up with a balanced budget oration the debt ceiling or anything like that. this is really about the philosophical divide of the members that they have sent to washington. republicans for instance, are looking at this, as not just a way to come up with a palatable plan to raise the debt ceiling but a way to shrink the size and scope of government, which they feel went way out of bounds during the first couple years of obama's tenure and for democrats it is the same, in that as much as they understand that you cannot continue to overspend and the deficits are bad, they are trying to do everything they can to maintain a level of government we have now. and, protec
migraine headaches and takes medication for them. boy, that is a big story. that is nonsense that one has to endure running for president. it fries my bacon that the worse criticism of michelle bachmann gets headaches. good grief the presidency is a headache. you can see she has unfailing energy and hardly seems incapacitated . i get so tired of the saint was journalism demanding to see the medical records of a female presidential candidate because i staffer who couldn't keep up with them. that is losing one headache and only people i have less use for with someone who does that to a former boss is the gum shoe reporter who usually smells a story. what he usually smells is his own self. brian left on the stage to confront and demand that she answer his questions and got upset when the staffers treated him like the incontract jerk he can be. being on the receiving end of his brand of reporting, i realized that he is less the cause of a headache for michelle bachmann and more a pain in the other end of one's anatomy. reporters have a right to ask questions but not demand answers to question
it will lay off 2,000 people. news this morning across the pond that hsbc, the big international financier is looking at laying off 10,000 workers. obviously the double dip concerns are very, very pronounced. the near-term concern at least for wall street now potential that the guys in washington can come up with a deal. it looks like they will come up with something so they might have short-term relief if they get that. longer term, it seems to be as spotty as it looks i don't know if they will be relieved that long. >> shannon: just as you were speaking, senator harry reid, majority lead ore the senate took to the floor, they are back in session he said no agreement has been reached but he is cautiously optimistic. what do you think that will do to the market if that is the closest we get to an announcement of a deal today, with the market opening up overseas tonight and opening up here tomorrow? >> we are already seeing reaction in the middle east. those markets are open today. they have sunday trading in the middle east. saudi arabia falling close to 1.5% yesterday. and they're up. ama
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